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Explore ACC's selection of global, regional, and country-focused resources to help in-house counsel navigate legal, business and career issues arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus / 2019-nCov) crisis.

Thomas Weibel, Co-Head of Dispute Resolution, VISCHER AG, Zürich/Geneva/Basel

This resource is an overview on managing document production in Swiss State court proceedings.

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Interest Area: Commercial and Contracts
Region: Switzerland, Europe, Global
Elizabeth Lugones, Legal Operations Senior Advisor, UpLevel Ops
2 pages

We are often told that a defined strategy is needed to achieve success in business. But is an articulated strategy enough? I would argue it is not. There must be shared understanding and alignment across the organization on the desired outcomes for that strategy while also ensuring that resources are enabled and inspired to succeed. This is where an empowered Legal Operations function comes into play.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Association of Corporate Counsel

Most attorneys will face serious personal problems during their careers that could affect their professional and personal lives. State bar associations have assistance programs to help attorneys.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Association of Corporate Counsel

The last few years have seen strong competition and antitrust enforcement in many African countries, in particular regarding merger control. International companies that have operations in in Africa should make sure any activities by their entities in Africa comply with competition law.

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Region: Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Dennis Unkovic, Corporate Lawyer, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

This Top Ten describes ten points that in-house counsel and corporate executives need to do in dealing with today’s supply chain issues going forward.

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Interest Area: Commercial and Contracts
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Association of Corporate Counsel

Climate change and diversity are among the topics that have drawn interest from investors in the last few years, which in turn has lead to boards of directors addressing those issues. In-house counsel can help the board by anticipating investor and shareholder interest in certain topics.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Author: Grant C. Killoran, O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

People around the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the most extreme public health emergency in a century. This Top Ten discusses the public health law framework in the United States and summarizes some recent developments in the law arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Interest Area: Health Law, Government
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Kohji Suzuki, Partner of Smart & Biggar LLP, Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent, and Tierney GB Deluzio, Associate of Smart & Biggar LLP, Barrister and Solicitor, Trademark Agent.

Canadian trademark laws and rules do bear many similarities to those in the US. However, for international brand owners looking to file, prosecute, and enforce trademarks in Canada, it is critical to keep in mind some important features unique to the Canadian system, which are outlined in this resource.

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Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: Canada, United States, Global
Jamie-Lynn Kraft, Senior Associate, Smart & Biggar LLP, Barrister and Solicitor Trademark Agent
3 pages

When you file a Madrid originating application, and designate Canada, you should receive a “Courtesy Letter” from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). This chart provides a non-exhaustive illustration of where CIPO will direct all correspondence for a Madrid originating application, and why you may wish to appoint a Canadian agent for the Canadian application.

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Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: Canada, Global
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